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Updated: Philadelphia Union's preseason schedule

If you're thinking about heading to Florida to watch the Union in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, you can now finish setting up your itinerary. And if you're going to be stuck here in the snow, you'll have some chances to see the team too.

Updated: Philadelphia Union's preseason schedule

(Chris Gardner/Getty Images file photo)
(Chris Gardner/Getty Images file photo)

Originally posted January 21, updated February 3 (and will be updated again) as more schedule information and roster cuts are announced. 

If you're thinking about heading to Florida to watch the Union in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, you can now finish setting up your itinerary.

And if you're going to be stuck here in the snow, you'll have some chances to see the team too.

Here's the Union's preseason schedule, which kicks off in under a week at YSC Sports in Wayne:

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January 25: Players report to camp

January 27-31: Training camp at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa.

January 29: Two open training sessions for fans, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

February 2-13: Training in Deltona, Fla.

February 4: Scrimmage against the New England Revolution at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 3:00 p.m.
February 7-9: Fan travel package weekend
February 8: Scrimmage against the University of North Florida at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 6:00 p.m.
February 9: Open training session for fans at 10:00 a.m.
February 12: Exhibition game against the New York Red Bulls at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, 6:00 p.m. There will also be open training sessions with both teams the day before.

February 14-17: Days off in Philadelphia

February 18-March 1: Disney Pro Soccer Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

There will be three group stage game and a final round contest against one of the teams in the other group: the Montréal Impact, Sporting Kansas City, New York Red Bulls and Fluminense Under-23s. The game schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, February 19: vs. Orlando City, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 22: vs. Columbus Crew, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 26: vs. Toronto FC, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 1: Final round game, time TBA

Last year, MLS streamed the Disney tournament games live and free of charge on YouTube. Some games will be streamed this year, but so far, none of the Union's games are going to be included.

March 4: Meet-the-team and new jersey unveiling party

Dave and Buster's on Columbus Boulevard is the site this year. The event will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. It is open to the general public, but only full season ticket holders for 2014 will have access to players.

The regular season begins on March 8 in Portland, as the Union visit JELD-WEN Field to face the Timbers at 10:30 p.m. Eastern. A week later, PPL Park opens for the first time this year as the New England Revolution come calling at 4:00 p.m.

On January 21, MLS conducted the third and fourth rounds of the SuperDraft. The Union had the sixth, eighth and 14th picks in the third round, and the sixth pick in the fourth round. They drafted these players in order: 

- Richard Márquez, a central defender from the University of Redlands (an NCAA Division III school)
- Alex Sweetin, an attacking midfielder from Saint Louis University
- Aodhan Quinn, an attacking midfielder from Akron University
- Luca Gimenez, an attacking midfielder/forward hybrid from Wake Forest University

The Philly Soccer Page has an excellent writeup on the four players, as well as highlight reels for Sweetin and Quinn.
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